Tax news November 2010

Tax

NBA's Lamar Odom cries foul, challenges IRS

Los Angeles Lakers forward Lamar Odom is accustomed to facing formidable opponents on the basketball court. But these days, he’s taking on the Internal Revenue Service in a different court setting over what he sees as a personal foul.
Tax

Legal showdown between Roni Deutch, Jerry Brown heats up

Heading into the next tax season, California Attorney General and Governor-elect Jerry Brown is still dogging “Tax Lady” Roni Deutch with fraud charges.
Tax

Expanded Recovery Act tax credits help homeowners winterize homes

The Internal Revenue Service is reminding consumers that they can weatherize their homes and be rewarded for their efforts. Homeowners making energy-saving improvements this fall can cut winter heating bills and lower their 2010 tax bill, too, according to the IRS.
Tax

Four celebrities face battles with the IRS

Even the thin, beautiful, and talented have to pay their fair share of taxes. Beverly Johnson, Janice Dickinson, Jaime Pressly, and Toni Braxton have run-ins with the IRS.
Tax

Minnesota CPA Society hosts largest tax conference in upper Midwest

Fifteen hundred CPAs from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and the Dakotas are attending the 56th Annual MNCPA Tax Conference. The two-day event offers more than 40 tax-related sessions presented by tax experts from across the country.
Tax

TIGTA questions handling of foreclosures

Recent legislation aimed at easing foreclosure proceedings, along with a rise in loan modification activity, has not done enough to address the need for intervention, according to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA).
Technology

CCH Mobile makes tax research available on BlackBerry, iPhone

CCH’s new application, CCH Mobile, is an extension of CCH’s IntelliConnect tax research platform and makes CCH’s content and tools available via BlackBerry and iPhone.
Tax

IRS announces 2011 pension plan limitations

The Internal Revenue Service recently announced cost of living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement-related items for tax year 2011.
Tax

Win a Free Federal Tax Update!

Online CPE provider, CPE Link is running a Facebook Sweepstakes to give away one FREE enrollment in its 2010 Federal Tax Update webcast series. This includes 16 CPE hours – a $356 value!
A&A

Learn to spot occupational fraud, resolve gaps

How much fraud is occurring in your organization? None, you say? Hold on before you commit to that answer! You might just be surprised at the amount – and the fact that it is probably going on without your knowledge or suspicion.

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